Although the world of full-size pickups is all about the Big Three, there are also a few interesting alternatives that are capable and reliable. The Nissan Titan is one of them. In the current form, it’s been around since 2016 and after the last year’s update, we have no doubt that the current generation will remain in production for some more time. This also clearly indicates that the 2023 Nissan Titan is about to come without more important changes, though minor updates are always possible.
All in all, the overall layout will remain the same and that means that you may count on a pickup that still has a couple of great things to offer. We like its potent engine, as well as the overall build quality. Also, the infotainment system is easy to use, while the Japanese manufacturer gives one of the best warranties in the segment.
As there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2023 Nissan Titan release date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year.
2023 Nissan Titan Design
As we already mentioned, the current generation has been around since 2016. Meanwhile, we saw a refresh for the 2020 model year. That update brought a couple of new technologies, more engine power and similar things. Also, the Single Cab model was discontinued, just like the diesel engine. Still, the overall layout remained the same. The Titan still rides on a good-old F-Alpha platform, which works pretty well in this case. The Titan offers surprisingly engaging handling and it is actually a pretty fun-to-drive pickup.
This is also a capable pickup truck, which comes standard with four-wheel drive. The Pro-4X version comes with additional upgrades, such as electronic locking rear differential, hill descent control, Bilstein coilover shocks, skid plates, and all-terrain tires.
As we’ve just mentioned, the single cab model has been discontinued. So, the base model comes in the King Cab layout, which offers a quite useful second row. However, the optional Crew Cab model provides more legroom and it is a much better choice if you plan to haul a lot of passengers. The Titan is available with two bed sizes, with either a 6-foot-7-inch bed or a 5-foot-7-inch. In both cases, you can equip this pickup with several practical features, such as a spray-on bedliner, the Utili-track bed cargo system, moveable tie-downs, cargo bed lights, side running boards, and an in-bed household-style power outlet.
The dashboard offers a classic design, which resembles some older-generation Nissan models. Some areas feature nice materials, but most of the cabin is wrapped with hard plastics. Still, everything seems durable, while the front seats are also quite comfortable and supportive.
In terms of standard and available features, we believe that the 2023 Nissan Titan could bring a couple of novelties. Still, we have no doubt that most of the things are about to remain the same as in the current model. So, base versions should come standard with goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, two USB ports, satellite radio, and a six-speaker stereo. Higher trim will bring a lot of upgrades, such as a 9-inch touch screen, HD Radio, navigation, two rear USB ports, a 12-speaker Fender audio system, a moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a household-style power outlet, a power-sliding rear window, and remote start.
The same thing goes for safety features. So, base models will come standard with a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking etc. Also, count on a few options, such as front parking sensors, surround-view camera, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control etc.
2023 Nissan Titan Engine
Under the hood, the 2023 Nissan Titan will continue with just one engine option. That would be a well-known 5.6-liter V8, which features a max output of 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which is smooth and refined. The whole setup feels refined, while the driving dynamics are pretty impressive as well.
When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. Those are typical ratings for a V8-powered pickup but the problem is the fact that most rivals use turbocharged V6 engines, which give a few more mpg.
When it comes to towing capacity, the standard model is good for about 9,310 pounds and hauls up to 1,680 pounds. The upgraded XD model can tow 11,040 pounds when properly equipped, and it can haul up to 2,240 pounds.
2023 Nissan Titan Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Nissan Titan will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 38.000 dollars. Key players in the segment are models like Ford F-150, Ram 1500, Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, Toyota Tundra etc.